Freelancing is a great way to work for yourself, get a great balance for work and family, and of course, offers the opportunity to work remotely. Are you looking for the ideal gift for a freelancer in your life? Whether they work as a virtual assistant, content writer, or social media manager, there are some great choices that are sure to be a huge hit this gift-gifting season.
This steel metal mesh desk organizer is a great solution for the freelancing professional to keep his or her notes and desk neat and tidy. Bills, invoices, pens, paper, and any other number of items can quickly clutter up a workspace, and make it quite a challenge to keep productivity on track. This is a no-assembly-required essential that is sure to be appreciated by the freelancer in your life who could use just a little bit of help keeping a desk area organized.
Cords and charging cables can quickly clutter up any space in our homes. For the freelancer who may be working with a smaller work area in the home, cables that are disorganized can quickly lead to a mess. This cable management box not only allows for cables to be tidily and neatly tucked away, but it can serve as a great place to perch charging devices. Need your smart phone readily at hand? It’ll be right there, charging securely, while still allowing for quick use if needed.
This is a discreet and practical solution to all of those cables that soon clutter up a workspace.
Sitting for hours on end has been shown to have a number of ill health effects, and the freelancing professional is often at risk for some of this potential concerns. From weight gain, to the potential for DVTs and other medical issues, sitting in one spot while working on projects can be troublesome. This standing desk not only offers a great way to get the freelancer standing, but it also offers a number of comfortable features that’ll ensure the productivity doesn’t slow down. It fits neatly onto the surface of a desk, and is stable enough to keep dual monitors secure when the desk is raised or lowered. Just 30 minutes of standing a day can make a huge positive impact on the health of the desk worker. This is a really thoughtful and practical gift for the freelancer in your life.
An Erin Condren Lifeplanner can be a lifesaver to the person who may need a good time and project keeping system. Offering a number of customizable ways to keep things organized, this is a must-have for the professional who is often snowed under by projects, family commitments, and other appointments. Pick out the perfect cover, to best represent the personality of your gift recipient, and enjoy watching them take on their new year with purpose. Be warned though, the Erin Condren Lifeplanner is often so widely used and appreciated, they’ll hope for this gift year-after-year!
The Ninja Foodi is a great multi-functional cooking essential. It is a pressure cooker, air fryer, slow-cooker, steamer, and so much more. It is great for any busy professional looking for great ways to get healthier food on the table in less time. Frozen foods can go from the freezer to the plate in under half an hour, with the integrated technologies that make the Ninja Foodi a must-have for chefs of all calibers. For the freelancer, it’s a great solution to needing to make those quick lunches or dinners while taking a break from a project. It’s a terrific choice for those with families wanting healthier dinners.
Sitting in the same chair for hours on end is great for productivity reasons, but it does little for the overall comfort levels and health of the freelancer. This ball chair not only helps to engage the core muscles of the person seated, but it can help to keep the person alert and mentally engaged. The ball itself is easy to inflate, and the easy-glide castor wheels of the chair’s base make it a breeze to roll around at the desk as needed. The pump is included with this ball chair. The chair has a weight limit of 300lbs, which means it’ll easily accommodate just about any person looking for more support, better comfort, and improved overall physical fitness.
Keeping track of a full year of assignments that are easily seen at a glance is an important part of ensuring that deadlines are met. This wall calendar is easily affixed to any wall in the home or office, and can quickly transform a blank wall into an active workspace. Dry or wet erase markets make it a breeze to make notes on the calendar, and the overall construction of the wall calendar will help to avoid image ghosting.
You can't trust a webcam microphone! When I first started recording YouTube videos and sitting in on webinars, I got so many nasty comments about the audio. I quickly invested in a Blue microphone. Compatible with both PC and Mac platforms, this microphone is a great choice for the freelancer with a range of recording needs. It offers a plug and play solution for recording YouTube videos, webinars and more. The microphone has a compact form, and is lightweight enough to be used anywhere that it is needed.
Keeping a table or smart phone nearby is practically an essential part of all of our work lives these days. For the freelancer it can mean being able to take a conference call while still having hands free to type on his or her computer. These two options will make life a lot easier for the busy professional who is short on work space, as they are easily put away when not in use. Or take to the kitchen for easily viewing those Pinterest recipes while cooking! Durably built, and designed to be a practical solution, these stands can be used all around the house, the office, and even on the go. They make a great stocking stuff option for the busy freelancer and business professional on your list this year.
Dual monitors can transform the freelancing professional’s ability to be productive, and to produce quality work. More than giving much more workspace on screen, dual monitors allow for multiple windows of research or communication to be opened at one time. Work a spreadsheet on one monitor, while watching a video conference from across the country. Dual monitors are a really great addition to the freelancer’s office, no matter what his or her specialty may be.
SHEclub Monthly is a subscription box designed with female side hustle entrepreneurs in mind. Each month, customers receive a specially curated collection of pretty office accessories, motivational books, organizational tools and more. One of my favorite things about this box is that it includes digital training. Every home business owner needs to learn a few key skills from online marketing to branding and beyond. Not only is there a new training course included with each monthly box – you can access it online as a subscriber – you also get access to all of the previous months' courses. This is a huge value. If you have been around the work-at-home world for long, you know how expensive training can be. This is definitely a worthy splurge!